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Approaches to Legal Rationality

  • Dov M. Gabbay
  • Patrice Canivez
  • Shahid Rahman
  • Alexandre Thiercelin

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. The Specificity of Legal Reasoning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michel Crubellier
      Pages 3-24
    3. Fosca Mariani Zini
      Pages 25-47
    4. Jan Woleński
      Pages 73-86
  3. Legal Reasoning and Public Reason

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. David M. Rasmussen
      Pages 89-96
    3. Patrice Canivez
      Pages 97-118
    4. Mathilde Cohen
      Pages 119-143
    5. Sandrine Chassagnard-Pinet
      Pages 145-162
  4. Logic and Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Dov M. Gabbay, John Woods
      Pages 165-201
    3. John Woods
      Pages 217-238
    4. Dov M. Gabbay, John Woods
      Pages 239-261
  5. New Formal Approaches to Legal Reasoning

About this book


Legal theory, political sciences, sociology, philosophy, logic, artificial intelligence: there are many approaches to legal argumentation. Each of them provides specific insights into highly complex phenomena. Different disciplines, but also different traditions in disciplines (e.g. analytical and continental traditions in philosophy) find here a rare occasion to meet. The present book contains contributions, both historical and thematic, from leading researchers in several of the most important approaches to legal rationality. One of the main issues is the relation between logic and law: the way logic is actually used in law, but also the way logic can make law explicit. An outstanding group of philosophers, logicians and jurists try to meet this issue. The book is more than a collection of papers. However different their respective conceptual tools may be, the authors share a common conception: legal argumentation is a specific argumentation context.


argumentation theory legal reasoning logic and law

Editors and affiliations

  • Dov M. Gabbay
    • 1
  • Patrice Canivez
    • 2
  • Shahid Rahman
    • 3
  • Alexandre Thiercelin
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Computer ScienceKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.UFR de PhilosophieUniversité Lille IIIVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  3. 3.UFR de PhilosophieUniversité Lille IIIVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  4. 4.LilleFrance

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